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Old 08-07-2004, 08:46 AM   #46
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INSANE SPEED RUN!
Associated TC3 tops 95mph,
L30 pushes past 110!
FEBRUARY 2001

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Associated's Cliff Lett, a veteran of past "Insane Speed Run" challenges set out to do a little RC speed record breaking for the Guiness Book people recently. Cliff brought a 14-cell TC3 and his well-traveled RC10L30 "Insane" car to Irwindale Speedway for a run through the radar. The final result? Cliff got his TC3 up to 96.4mph, and the L30 topped out at 111mph before Cliff had to scrub speed to turn the car (or else hit a wall at over 100mph!). We'll have more pics here soon, and you can look forward to an exclusive report on the event and an inside look at Cliff's amazing machines in the May issue of Radio Control Car Action.

The A-Team's achievments even made it to the mass media, with appearances on television and a write-up on Popular Mechanics' website!

Bro did you say 14 cell TC3?. just wondering how does he mounted battery on the kit considering the cell is the same as the size of a regular cells thatwe are using? I really want to see the pictures as well as the write-up on this release.
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how can you say that a car that goes 111mph has to do laps or do two runs etc. if it goes 111mph in a straight line then its how fast it has gone! :S i am alittle confused why the car would have to do anyhting other than go straight.

also ajg $310 dont you think thats a bit pricey for a 1/18th scale rolling chassis
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Old 08-07-2004, 10:54 AM   #48
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also ajg $310 dont you think thats a bit pricey for a 1/18th scale rolling chassis
Not for one that cost around $500 to make.
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was that truck ever in a magazine? i recognize it
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Could you list parts and prices? I can't imagine what can cost so much in that truck.
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No, it wasn't in a magazine, but there was a similer one ine one of them. Mine is MUCH nicer though.

Also, not too many people can "imagine" how much it costs to make a custom car/truck. So your not alone.
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did you make yours with a tc3 too? and yours isn ALOT nicer you just have a carbon chassis and upper deck, and it looks like 4 bigger shocks instead of eight.
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Old 08-07-2004, 12:11 PM   #53
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how can you say that a car that goes 111mph has to do laps or do two runs etc. if it goes 111mph in a straight line then its how fast it has gone! :S i am alittle confused why the car would have to do anyhting other than go straight.

also ajg $310 dont you think thats a bit pricey for a 1/18th scale rolling chassis
A car must do two laps to show consistancy in speed not just a 1/4 mi run. You can do 89 mph on lap 1 and do 94.02 on the 2nd lap. If your car can survive a third lap, the speed could be even higher. A straight line run will only give you one run, laps can give you higher speed times:

Let me put it this way.......

You start off @ 0 mph, right? Do a lap and reach the start line @ 50 mph. This will be your first lap, going into your second lap. you don't stop your car, so on the beginning of lap two you are doing 50 mph! By the time you complete lap two, your car may be going twice the speed it was going when you completed your first lap.
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See, we got to understand that a drag style run (straight line, one run) doesn't really qualify as a fastest car run. You got to maintain your top speed for two laps! Even full scale land speed record runs two times forward then back. If they maintained their top speed between those two runs, then it is considered a qualified run.
full size cars just run down then down agian they dont turn bak thats just crazy for stuff lik a streamliner going at over 200+ to make a turn

same for all those other 200 members that run the salts every year they also got motorcycles with nos and cars and everything
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umm those cars that run up and down the slatlake go like 500+ not 200+
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i noe its way more than 200 i just didnt want to make some high number then ppl will say its this not this and yea
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No, it wasn't in a magazine, but there was a similer one ine one of them. Mine is MUCH nicer though.

Also, not too many people can "imagine" how much it costs to make a custom car/truck. So your not alone.
if you can afford to build such machines as a 70mph micro surely you can afford a digital camcorder to record these speeds.

you sound like the guy on the nitro thread who claims to have built a turbo that alledgedly makes a 200% in power or some other absurd number-its not even worth going back to look.
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Ha. I already have one. But I'm waiting on some new cells for the battery pack to come in soon. Also, I have lots of videos of it. Not with the new stuff on it though.

Why would you even waist your time saying somrthing like that? Because it wa a waist of my time too.
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can we see da other vids?
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I'll try to find some. I only have ones that go to 40-50 mph, the others were deleted for more memory on the card for my camera.
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